“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Elkins in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)


Elkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2008
1. Elkins Marker
Inscription. Named for Senator Stephen B. Elkins. Home of Senator Henry G. Davis. Headquarters for the Monongahela National Forest. Near site of Friendís Fort, built 1772. Old Seneca Indian Trail crosses the campus of Davis and Elkins College.
Location. 38° 55.362′ N, 79° 50.58′ W. Marker is in Elkins, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Randolph Avenue (U.S. 33) and High Street, on the right when traveling west on Randolph Avenue. Touch for map. It is at the courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Elkins WV 26241, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Randolph County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); “Lest We Forget That Peace Has a Price” (within shouting distance of this marker); Kump House / Herman Guy Kump (approx. 0.3 miles away); Henry Gassaway Davis (approx. 0.4 miles away); War in West Virginia (approx. half a mile away); Stephen Benton Elkins / Halliehurst (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lemuel Chenoweth (approx. 5.6 miles away); Beverly Methodist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkins.
Also see . . .  Our History. “The City of Elkins, situated
Elkins Marker and War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2008
2. Elkins Marker and War Memorial
on a bend in the Tygart Valley River, was developed by Senators Henry Gassaway Davis and Stephen B. Elkins and named for Senator Elkins, in 1890. Elkins became the county seat in 1899. They developed railroad lines, coal mines, and timbering. Together, they built the WV Central and Pittsburgh Railway into Elkins and opened a vast territory to industrial development in the late 1899s. As the railroad expanded, Elkins experienced the luxury of train passenger service. In 1930, 18 passenger trains were arriving and leaving Elkins daily.” (Submitted on July 20, 2008.) 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
1902 Randolph County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 15, 2008
3. 1902 Randolph County Courthouse
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 729 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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